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Pardon me while I interject a little bit of governance into your day.
We are due for our first round of Fedora Board elections. There have
been some threads recently on fedora-advisory-board that have been
working to clarify what the Board's role should be as it goes into its
Those who have not seen that thread may want to look at:
The Fedora Board continues to serve as the top-level decision making
body within Fedora. One of the challenges that the "new" Fedora Board
will face is doing a better job of making sure that the Fedora Board
appropriately manages the rest of the Fedora community, and also
Fedora's interaction with the larger Red Hat engineering, legal, etc.
Pages you will want to look at:
Here is a brief *summary* of stuff that appears in more detail on those
* 3 of the 9 seats are open for election in this current iteration.
* process is similar to other Fedora elections.
* we're electing 3 of the seats for the Fedora Board this time around.
* anyone who is a Fedora contributor (regardless of where they are
employed) may run and vote.
The nomination period will extend until 11:59 PM UTC on June 28th.
Voting will begin at 12:01 AM UTC on June 29th.
Voting will end at 11:59 PM UTC on July 8th.
The first meeting of the new Fedora Board will be on July 10th.
These dates are subject to tweaking if/as necessary. I am more
interested in making sure that sufficient people have a chance to be
nominated, accept (if needed) nominations, and put together their
thoughts and goals than I am about tying us to a specific timeline. If
it takes a week or two longer, that's worth it to have a higher quality
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The Cooperative Bug Isolation Project (CBI) is now available for Fedora
7. CBI (http://www.cs.wisc.edu/cbi/) is an ongoing research effort to
find and fix bugs in the real world. We distribute specially modified
versions of popular open source software packages. These special
versions monitor their own behavior while they run, and report back how
they work (or how they fail to work) in the hands of real users like
you. Even if you've never written a line of code in your life, you can
help make things better for everyone simply by using our special
We currently offer instrumented versions of Evolution, The GIMP, GNOME
Panel, Gnumeric, Nautilus, Pidgin, Rhythmbox, and SPIM. Download at
<http://www.cs.wisc.edu/cbi/downloads/>. We support yum, apt, and many
other RPM updater tools; see
<http://www.cs.wisc.edu/cbi/downloads/repo-config.html> for customized
configuration help for any of our supported distributions and updater
tools. Or just download and install
to automatically configure most popular RPM updaters to use the CBI
It's that easy! Tell your friends! Tell your neighbors! The more of
you there are, the more bugs we can find.
We still offer CBI packages for Fedora Core 1/2/4/5/6 as well. When and
if you decide to upgrade to Fedora 7, we'll be ready for you. Until
then, your participation remains valuable!
-- Dr. Ben, the CBI guy
To the Fedora community:
The last 8 months have been very exciting for Fedora. We released
Fedora Core 6 (Zod) in October. Fedora 7 (Moonshine) was released
yesterday, and it is the most ambitious release that the Fedora Project
The nature of Fedora is such that many of our contributors and users are
very technical, and make Linux their careers as well as their hobbies.
We know that many Fedora contributors and users hold RHCT, RHCE, or RHCA
certifications. Obviously, we are happy that you choose Red Hat
Training and and we appreciate your business.
As a way of saying thank you to our community, we are pleased to offer
special discounts to Fedora contributors who register for upcoming Red
Hat training courses.
We know that many of you are taking these classes anyway, and we'd like
to make it a bit easier on your wallet.
We have two separate offers, valid in multiple regions. The details
vary slightly depending on region (read on below), and the offer is
valid for classes that are offered directly by Red Hat (not by Red Hat's
All of the details are on the web:
In short, however, if you are an active Fedora contributore (you have a
@fedoraproject.org email address), you can get up to 20-25% almost any
Red Hat training class.
For Fedora users (people who have installed or are using Fedora), the
discounts available are between 5-25%, depending on your region.
This is the first time that we have tried something like this. I hope
that members of the Fedora community may find it useful. If there are
any question or complaints, please let me know, and I will work through
them with the Red Hat Training team, and get answers.
Please feel free to share this offer with anyone you know in the Fedora
community who might be interested.